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Inspirational Asian women honoured at AWA 2013

A young lawyer who triumphed over a crippling developmental disorder to become a star lawyer at Ernst & Young, and a former molecular biologist who overcame the tragic death of her father to set up the largest family entertainment in Sheffield were among 13 inspirational women honoured at the annual …

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Violence against women in India: We are all guilty

As fresh protests erupt in New Delhi following the brutal kidnapping and rape of a 5-year-old girl, Gaurav Bhalla argues that a decline in moral values is as much to blame as abdication of governance for the crimes against women in India. When Damini, a human being and a woman …

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Bihar village bans women from using mobile phones

A village council in Bihar has banned the use of mobile phones by women, saying the phones were “debasing the social atmosphere” by leading to elopements – a move that set off outraged protests from activists. In addition to the ban, the Sunderbari village council in a Muslim-dominated area some …

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Minority women ‘discriminated’ in jobs market: MP’s warn

Ethnic minority women in Britain are being discriminated against in the job market and are facing ‘catastrophic’ levels of unemployment, a parliamentary committee has warned. A report by the all-party group on race and community states that racial bias is preventing some black and minority workers getting jobs and that …

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Highest-paid Indian women executives revealed

TV executive Kavery Kalanithi has been revealed as the highest paid businesswoman in India with a 2012 pay packet of $10.3 million, according to Fortune magazine. Kalanithi is the Executive Director of Sun TV Group, a media conglomerate based in Tamil Nadu.  She is the wife of Kalanithi Maran, the …

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Women: Natural Born Entrepreneurs

The key themes of an evening that brought together some of Britain’s high-achieving women entrepreneurs revolved around “engage, encourage, empower and enable”. Guest speakers Rupinder Virdee, Director of Revolution Creative Agency; Sally Overhead, founder of Mojomums; Kiran Sharma, managing director of Kikit Limited; and Anjali Pathak, ambassador of the famous …

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